Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher on Stage by The HypocritesChopin Theatre Studio (1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60622)
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Let me start by saying I am not a fan of Halloween nor Mardi Gras.
The play began in high camp. Great fun. Gestures, voice inflection, staging exaggerated. Lighting and sound explosive. I started to get annoyed when Mr. Usher appeared, played by a female actor. There was no explanation, no acknowledgement of this peculiarity, so I put judgment on hold and waited. When in the next scene, they switched the actors playing the characters and again didn't explain I became overly aware of the rouse and stopped enjoying the presentation. When at the end, they pulled off wigs with the apparent expectation of surprise, I left disgusted. I really don't know why it bothered me as much as it did but it left me very disturbed.
I also had the unfortunate coincidence of sitting near the smoke machine and had to use my program to continually fan the smoke away in order to not feel claustrophobic.
Just hated the whole thing.
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We loved the venue (Chopin Theater) and the production values were inventive. The play itself bored us however. The show was only an hour, and still we were looking at our watches. Not a good sign.
We will try another production by The Hypocrites as we have heard that they usually do phenomenal work.
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About the Ticket Supplier: The Hypocrites
Their mission, which is ever-evolving to adapt to the growth of their organization, is to make a Theater of Honesty. They define a Theater of Honesty chiefly through two elements of their work: performance and presentation. In performance, their actors shall employ a genuine emotional vulnerability, rather than manufacturing a disconnected, intellectual version of emotion. In presentation, they shall acknowledge their presence in a theater and embrace high theatricality. Through this balance of an unyielding emotional honesty and accepting a concept of "play," they seek to strengthen the connection between artist and audience, enriching their audience's imaginative experience. Ultimately, they aim, perhaps somewhat naively, to spread understanding within society, thereby minimizing cruelty